Photo Release -- SNAP Grant Provides Tupelo Homeowner With Much-Needed Repairs Apr 18, 2014 03:27PM

TUPELO, Miss., April 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Virginia Isby, 62, purchased a 38-year-old house in Tupelo, Mississippi--the only one she could afford on her fixed income from disability. But five years later, the roof was falling apart and the cost of the repairs was more than she could afford. When animals started coming into the house, she knew she needed to get help.

This Tupelo homeowner received a SNAP grant from Renasant Bank, the city of Tupelo, and FHLB Dallas to much-needed repairs to her home.

A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=24868

"My roof was in awful shape. I saw critters coming in through the holes in the roof and was afraid that the rain would be coming in soon but I didn't have the money to fix it," said Ms. Isby. "My back doors didn't shut or lock, I had a cracked window and the post holding up the carport had fallen down. I didn't know what to do, so I called Tupelo city hall to see if they had a program to help me."

Ms. Isby was connected to Lynda Ford, community development specialist for the City of Tupelo. "Virginia is such a sweet person, and she is so grateful for our help with her home. She was a code enforcement candidate, so we really needed to make these repairs to bring the house up to code. We replaced her roof, and put in new soffit and new fascia board. We also installed a new window and a storm door and fixed her door bell. Virginia is now much safer in her home. The city is so thankful to be able to provide these services to their low income residents, which were funded by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) and through Renasant Bank. We wouldn't be able to do these projects without the grant funds," said Ms. Ford.

Ms. Isby qualified for a $5,000 SNAP grant to fund her repairs.

"Miss Lynda takes no credit for helping me, but she really did," Ms. Isby said. "I am so blessed. It makes my heart heavy when I think about how much I was helped by this work on my home."

SNAP grants are available through FHLB Dallas member institutions, such as Renasant Bank, on a first-come, first-served basis to assist income-qualified, special needs homeowners with home repairs and modifications.

"Renasant Bank is thrilled to partner with FHLB Dallas in providing SNAP grants," said Phyllis Drope, senior vice president of Renasant Bank. "There are many residents in our area that are in the same situation as Virginia Isby. They own their homes, but are unable to afford the repairs needed to make them safe. We are so happy we can support our community by providing these funds through the SNAP grant program."

Since SNAP's inception in 2009, more than $7.3 million in grants have been awarded to assist 1,464 families throughout FHLB Dallas' five-state District of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Texas. To learn more about SNAP and other FHLB Dallas programs, visit fhlb.com.

About Renasant Bank

Renasant Bank is a 110-year-old financial institution that has assets of approximately $5.8 billion and operates 130 banking, mortgage, financial services and insurance offices in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.

About the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas is one of 12 district banks in the FHLBank System created by Congress in 1932. FHLB Dallas, with total assets of $30.2 billion as of December 31, 2013, is a member-owned cooperative that supports housing and community development by providing competitively priced loans and other credit products to approximately 900 members and associated institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Texas. For more information, visit the FHLB Dallas website at fhlb.com.

The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.

CONTACT: Corporate Communications
         Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
         www.fhlb.com
         (214) 441-8445

Source: Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas


Photo Release -- SNAP Grant Provides Tupelo Homeowner With Much-Needed Repairs Apr 18, 2014 03:27PM

TUPELO, Miss., April 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Virginia Isby, 62, purchased a 38-year-old house in Tupelo, Mississippi--the only one she could afford on her fixed income from disability. But five years later, the roof was falling apart and the cost of the repairs was more than she could afford. When animals started coming into the house, she knew she needed to get help.

This Tupelo homeowner received a SNAP grant from Renasant Bank, the city of Tupelo, and FHLB Dallas to much-needed repairs to her home.

A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=24868

"My roof was in awful shape. I saw critters coming in through the holes in the roof and was afraid that the rain would be coming in soon but I didn't have the money to fix it," said Ms. Isby. "My back doors didn't shut or lock, I had a cracked window and the post holding up the carport had fallen down. I didn't know what to do, so I called Tupelo city hall to see if they had a program to help me."

Ms. Isby was connected to Lynda Ford, community development specialist for the City of Tupelo. "Virginia is such a sweet person, and she is so grateful for our help with her home. She was a code enforcement candidate, so we really needed to make these repairs to bring the house up to code. We replaced her roof, and put in new soffit and new fascia board. We also installed a new window and a storm door and fixed her door bell. Virginia is now much safer in her home. The city is so thankful to be able to provide these services to their low income residents, which were funded by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) and through Renasant Bank. We wouldn't be able to do these projects without the grant funds," said Ms. Ford.

Ms. Isby qualified for a $5,000 SNAP grant to fund her repairs.

"Miss Lynda takes no credit for helping me, but she really did," Ms. Isby said. "I am so blessed. It makes my heart heavy when I think about how much I was helped by this work on my home."

SNAP grants are available through FHLB Dallas member institutions, such as Renasant Bank, on a first-come, first-served basis to assist income-qualified, special needs homeowners with home repairs and modifications.

"Renasant Bank is thrilled to partner with FHLB Dallas in providing SNAP grants," said Phyllis Drope, senior vice president of Renasant Bank. "There are many residents in our area that are in the same situation as Virginia Isby. They own their homes, but are unable to afford the repairs needed to make them safe. We are so happy we can support our community by providing these funds through the SNAP grant program."

Since SNAP's inception in 2009, more than $7.3 million in grants have been awarded to assist 1,464 families throughout FHLB Dallas' five-state District of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Texas. To learn more about SNAP and other FHLB Dallas programs, visit fhlb.com.

About Renasant Bank

Renasant Bank is a 110-year-old financial institution that has assets of approximately $5.8 billion and operates 130 banking, mortgage, financial services and insurance offices in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.

About the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas is one of 12 district banks in the FHLBank System created by Congress in 1932. FHLB Dallas, with total assets of $30.2 billion as of December 31, 2013, is a member-owned cooperative that supports housing and community development by providing competitively priced loans and other credit products to approximately 900 members and associated institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Texas. For more information, visit the FHLB Dallas website at fhlb.com.

The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.

CONTACT: Corporate Communications
         Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
         www.fhlb.com
         (214) 441-8445

Source: Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas


British Crooner Matt Goss Debuts First U.S. Release During Special HSN Live Concert April 20th At 11 P.M. (EDT) Apr 18, 2014 03:20PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer HSN will have viewers swooning when British singing sensation Matt Goss takes the HSN Live stage for a concert event on Sunday, April 20 at 11 p.m. (EDT). Currently headlining at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, NV, the former front-man of the internationally-known band "Bros" will perform tracks from his first U. S. album, Life You Imagine, during a one-hour special performance across all of HSN's platforms, including TV, online and mobile. Goss will also perform songs from his new CD on Good Morning America and Fox & Friends in the coming weeks.

Matt Goss is the latest artist to perform on the HSN Live concert series, joining a distinguished list of top artists including Mary J. Blige, Josh Groban, Lionel Richie and Rod Stewart, among others.

"We are thrilled to be the U.S. launch partner for international superstar Matt Goss," said Andy Sheldon, Chief Creative Development Officer, HSN Entertainment. "Matt's soulful voice and sophisticated style is sure to resonate with our customers and I can't wait to introduce them to this amazing talent."

Matt's repertoire features modern classics inspired by timeless themes. As a member of "Bros", Goss sold more than 17 million albums. Their album Push went seven-times platinum and resided on the U.K. charts for 84 weeks. 

Life You Imagine the Deluxe Edition CD ($9.95) can be pre-ordered across all of HSN's platforms including TV, online and mobile and features three bonus tracks, available only through HSN.

Track List: 1. Mustang2. Lovely Las Vegas3. When Will I Be Famous4. Strong5. I Do6. Face My Fears7. Evil8. The Day We Met9. There's Nothing Like This10. All About The Hang

Bonus Tracks on Deluxe Edition, available exclusively at HSN.com:1. Feeling Good2. Fly Me To The Moon3. Luck Be A Lady

For more information about Matt Goss' debut on HSN and to pre-order Life You Imagine, please visit hsn.com or join the conversation @HSN on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

About HSN:HSN is a leading interactive entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to 96 million households in the US in HD 24/7 and its website - hsn.com features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 36 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI). For more information, please visit HSN.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE HSN


Stephen Candy, Software and Enterprise Sales Professional, Joins Industry Leading Software Company Apr 18, 2014 03:19PM

DALLAS, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyphen Solutions is proud to announce the appointment of Stephen W. Candy as Vice-President of Business Development.  Stephen will lead the marketing and new business development strategies for the Hyphen, focusing on our industry-leading suite of homebuilder software solutions.  

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Stephen joins Hyphen from Oracle Corporation where he was most recently responsible for driving Strategic Supply Chain Management engagements with Fortune 500 Companies.  Stephen has led the transformation of companies from manual to automated processes, and his background also includes the design of specific integrated solutions to satisfy customer demand for new products.

"Stephen adds a wealth of knowledge with respect to Business Development and complex Supply Chain Initiatives.  He will be very complementary to our solutions and will be able to immediately engage in our software platforms with manufacturers, suppliers, and home builders," said Felix Vasquez, President of Hyphen Solutions.

The addition of such esteemed talent is further representation of Hyphen's commitment to lead the industry in the reduction of supply chain transactional costs.  Last year approximately 410 builder divisions (including 10 of the top 15 US homebuilders) built 100,000 homes utilizing Hyphen's integrated network.  To learn more about Hyphen, please visit www.hyphensolutions.com.

About Hyphen Solutions:  Hyphen Solutions provides 27,000+ users with industry- leading supply chain management, collaboration, and scheduling solutions for North America's home builders and their suppliers. Hyphen Solutions' unique technology delivers greater operational control, better communications and increased productivity for both home builders and their building partners who use our applications. Hyphen's product base includes: Hyphen BuildPro, Hyphen SupplyPro, Hyphen BidConnect, Hyphen SupplyPro Connect, Hyphen Inspections, Hyphen Storm Water Inspections Management, Hyphen Progress Pay, and Hyphen Lien Release. www.hyphensolutions.com.

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SOURCE Hyphen Solutions


Kentucky First Federal Bancorp Announces Payment of Quarterly Dividend Apr 18, 2014 03:15PM

HAZARD, FRANKFORT, DANVILLE, and LANCASTER, Ky., April 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kentucky First Federal Bancorp (Nasdaq: KFFB) the holding company for First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Hazard, Kentucky and First Federal Savings Bank of Frankfort, Kentucky announced that the Company's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per share payable on May 20, 2014, to shareholders of record on April 30, 2014. Tony Whitaker, Chairman of the Company, stated that the Board of Directors determined that the payment of the dividend was appropriate in light of the Company's capital position and financial condition.

This press release may contain statements that are forward-looking, as that term is defined by the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995 or the Securities and Exchange Commission in its rules, regulations and releases. The Company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. All forward-looking statements are based on current expectations regarding important risk factors including, but not limited to, real estate values, the impact of interest rates on financing, changes in general economic conditions, legislative and regulatory changes that adversely affect the business of the Company and the ability of First Federal MHC to waive dividends and changes in the securities markets. Accordingly, actual results may differ from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, and the making of such statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that results expressed therein will be achieved.

Kentucky First Federal Bancorp is the parent company of First Federal Savings and Loan Association, which operates one banking office in Hazard, Kentucky and First Federal Savings Bank, which operates six banking offices in Kentucky, including three in Frankfort, two in Danville, and one in Lancaster. Kentucky First Federal Bancorp shares are traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol KFFB. At March 31, 2014, the Company had approximately 8,524,178 shares outstanding of which approximately 55.5% was held by First Federal MHC.

CONTACT: Kentucky First Federal Bancorp
         Don Jennings, President
         Clay Hulette, Vice President
         (502) 223-1638
Source: Kentucky First Federal Bancorp


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